I've created a name album before, so I went a different route with this one. Instead of the book being about me, I made it about my scrap space. I came up with words/phrases that began with each letter of my name. For instance, the "N" is for novelty and new supplies and the "H" is for heirloom and hopelessly addicted. I took photos of some of my favorite things in my area to add in the book.
The front cover reads, "my scrappy place" and the back cover reads "...is my happy place".
Here, you can get a better look at all of the shimmerzy goodness. I painted each letter with shimmerz and blingz and then outlined with stickles.
I then spritzed the front and back covers with Baby's Breath Shimmerz Spritz.
Moving right along...
Every once in a while, I take inventory of my scrap stuff to see what needs to be used and what I could use more of (as if I really need more stuff). Well, I noticed that I had become quite a Basic Grey collector. I love their papers, but I've been buying and buying and haven't used them for a while. I looked at the photos that were sitting on my desk and decided to crack open the pack of June Bug papers that had been sitting unopened since the summer. Here's what I came up with!
How lucky am I to have captured this picture of Xander barking at a dog at the park? Oh my gosh, his lips are so cute and funny! Love it!
journaling: every time I look @ this picture, I smile. You, Donovan, and I were @ the park taking photos when Don saw a dog coming. He tried to get you to move out of it's way (he's afraid of dogs). You were so intrigued, you followed the dog and then bent over and began to bark. So priceless...so Xan! Fall 2009
I used the photo on this layout to step out of the box a bit. Although these are summer papers, they matched perfectly with my winter photo. The colors are an exact match to Donovan's Spongebob hat! Did you notice that the colors of the 2 doggies match the colors of the boys' coats?